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Caeleb Dressel in Tokyo. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

American swimmer Caeleb Dressel snagged his second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics Thursday, winning the men's 100-meter freestyle race and setting a new Olympic record.

The big picture: It's his first individual Olympic gold of his career. He won gold earlier this week in the men's 4x100m medley relay, and brought home two gold medals for relays in Rio.

  • He is set to swim in two more individual races and likely multiple relays in the coming days.
  • Australia's Kyle Chalmers won the silver in Thursday's 100m freestyle race and Russian Kliment Kolesnikov took the bronze.

Go deeper: Caeleb Dressel could join the ranks of Olympic swimming legends in Tokyo

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Tampa Bay makes a big splash in the Keys' Swim for Alligator Lighthouse

The Alligator Reef Lighthouse. Photo: Brenda Altmeier/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Tampa Bay dominated the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse over the weekend.

  • The 8-mile open-water swim in the waters of Islamorada raises college scholarship funds for Keys students interested in competitive swimming.
  • The yearly race also raises money to restore the 148-year-old Alligator Reef Lighthouse and other aging Keys lighthouses.

Our winners: Connor Signorin, 29, of Tampa, beat out more than 460 participants to finish in a little over three hours — 3:05:37, to be exact, per the AP.

  • Brooke Bennett, a three-time Olympic gold medalist from Clearwater, finished as the top woman at 3:19:20.
  • Andrew Lashlee and Robert Skaggs of Tampa were the fastest in the two-person relay division at 4:03:58.
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NFL to end race-based testing in concussion settlements

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The National Football League (NFL) on Wednesday reached an agreement with former players to end the controversial practice of race-based adjustments in dementia testing, AP reports.

Why it matters: The deal, which must still be approved by a judge, comes amid a broader discussion of racial inequities in health care.

Parents in Michigan, Virginia sue AG over action on school board threats

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland during an October news conference in Mexico City. Photo: Hector Vivas/Getty Images

A group of parents in Michigan and Virginia accused Attorney General Merrick Garland in a federal lawsuit Tuesday of trying to "criminalize" free speech by directing law enforcement to review threats against school staff.

Why it matters: The lawsuit, filed by the conservative American Freedom Law Center on behalf of the parents in two school districts, accuses Garland of seeking to suppress free speech in his memorandum directing federal authorities to counter the threats spike.